Flashcards in Chapter 20 Deck (15):
Tiny, thin-walled, grape like clutters at the end of each bronchiole that are surrounded by capillaries; carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange takes place.
Lung disorder in which the bronchial tubes contract quickly and cause shortness of breath, wheezing, or coughing; may occur as an allergenic reaction.
Elastic, muscular organ that holds urine until it leaves the body through the urethra.
Two short tubes that branch off the lower end of the trachea and carry air into the lungs.
Muscle beneath the lungs that contracts and relaxes to move gases in and out of the body.
Lung disease in which the alveoli enlarge.
Bean-shaped urinary system organ that is made up of about 1 million nephrons and filters blood, producing urine.
Airway to which the vocal cords are attached.
Tiny filtering unit of the kidney.
Tubelike passageway for food, liquid, and air.
Air-conditioning tube that connects the larynx with the bronchi; is lined with mucous membranes and cilia, and contains strong cartilage rings.
Tube that carries urine from each kidney to the bladder.
Tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
System of excretory organs that rids the blood of wastes, controls blood volume by removing excess water, and balances concentrations of salts and water